Friday, August 23, 2013

Fun Summer

Happy Friday all! We are having a great week here full of pirate parties, gymnastics, swimming, park play dates and more! I'm so behind on posting pictures so here is a quick look at some of the fun we've been up to in our new home!

Our first day in the corporate apartment. Isla said, "This is where we live now!"

On Saturdays we bike into the cutest little town for crepes and eggs benedict. They have a left handers theme and annual festival!

had a serious handful o' Teagan's locks. Tea was all tears and cried, "I was jussssst playing a game with her!!" I asked what the game was. Hit the Bird. Guess who the bird was? 

Hiking the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with dad!

Kade, Teagan and Isla exploring our new home together! Poor Tea added five more scrapes in addition to rolling down the mountain with me a few days ago! Poor girl got her mom's coordination to be sure:)!

These two have missed each other so much! We just may have them talked into moving be continued. 

Happy girls exhausted from adventures!

Teagan was super excited to pick her own flowers at a local farm. She also picked out yummy peaches, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The sweet farmers gave us some of their famous sweet corn to sample as well. There is a huge farm to table influence here and we are loving it!

Catching her first fish at the amazing children's museum!

Teagan was all about tending to her felt veggie garden! We spent 4 hours at the museum and could have stayed longer!

It's a triple espresso kinda day with this monkey up at 5 am excited about mommy painting her baby toes! How could I say no? Love you sweet Isla!

Next week we are off to new digs in the form of a rental house. The landlords are awesome and letting us go month-to-month. We pray our house in the Carolinas sells so we can start concentrating on a home here!

What are you up to this weekend? Thanks for sharing these days with us! Hugs from Brian, Michelle, Teagan and Isla!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fun In The Sun

We are having the best time exploring our new home! Just time to post a few quick pictures before we are off again. I'll share our trip to Ireland later this week. Hope all are well. Tell us how you are wrapping up your summer!

Teagan and I had the best mommy and daughter date at the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival! She was delighted that her knight took time to have a cuppa with her! Face painting, dress up, strawberry-lemon children's tea and princess crafts rounded out the perfect Sunday afternoon!

My little Boo. That's Isla's new nickname due to her love of the baby girl in Monsters Inc. But the name fits for obvious reasons, no? This, post a relay race on our driveway gone wrong.

Missing cousin Kade and little Cooper! Somehow we became super attached to this pup in short fashion. At least Kade and Auntie Melissa got to make a trip out here. Will post those fun pics this week too!

We moved on July 3rd so by the end of the night on Independence Day the girls were super tired. Watching the fireworks over the Rockies here.

There is SO much to do with kids here! Isla loves dressing up as a blackbird at our local museum. A great way to spend a rainy day.

We've caught the tail end of festival season which has been a blast! 

That's all for now. Thanks for visiting! Hugs and love from the Colorado crew!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A New Adventure!

Hello everyone! We are taking a quick breather here as we prepare for a new day in the Carolinas! It has been an exciting time as God prepares us for a brand new adventure! Brian has a new opportunity within his former company! Moving back to the Boulder area has been our dream for a long time! Colorado here we come! 

The team has been amazing relocating our family and it is happening so incredibly fast. Yesterday I was told to quit packing because the want to do it for us and take inventory at the same time....umm....really???? Serious squeals of delight from me! I am especially grateful as items I swear I put into tote boxes mysteriously kept making their way into the girls room!

We may even be able to squeeze in a quick trip to Ireland to see Brian's family before his July 1st start! We so miss everyone. Most of his family has relocated to Cork. But this trip would give us enough time to travel up and see his aunties and uncles too who are in Galway. 

We had the hardest part telling our friends here and neighbors the news. They mean so much to us! But I love how awesome God reveals His plans to us...the days we told two precious families they also shared they too are moving! Three out of five of my bible study members are leaving at the same time. 

The troops are getting restless here...better close for now with a quick Tea-ism:
Yesterday she waas bursting with excitement! "Mommmy, there are "smores and marshmellows in our yard!!!!"Well, I started to get excited too!! That is until I realized what she meant to say was "spores and mushrooms" that just doesn't have the same appeal, does it? Oh Tea! I love you my big girl! Here she is sleeping in one of her glamping tents! Little sis decided now was a good time to jump outta the crib so she has taken over Tea's toddler bed. Hopefully we are easing them into some shared rooming as we will be in a temporary corporate apartment with two bedrooms for a few months. Always an adventure!

Have a blessed day there!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

We had the best Memorial Day weekend just hanging around here with Aunt Melissa and Cousin Kade! 

My sweet little Isla learned how to get out of her crib yesterday. Three times. Sigh. She's in Tea's toddler bed and Teagan has taken over the spare bedroom's queen bed. How did my babies grow up so quickly?

Sweet Kade! His Kindergarten graduation is this week!

Cowgirl Teagan HAD to have this hat because (she announced to all in the store) we LIVE IN AMERICA!!! Yes indeedy we do, my love! 

I love that out of all these House Rules at Auntie's house Isla focused on Laugh. That is so like her little personality!

I always feel like, somebody's watching me....

I love you my Sweet Tea! We are having so much fun together. I tell her she is my Princess but she is having none of it. She wants to be a Power Ranger!

Exploring a different kind of tree!

Super duper proud of her new turtle swimsuit. She had to show it off for Daddy!

Our first trip to the pool for the season!

When you are this Irish and live in the south you gotta have a sun hat...and 70 SPF!

Ahhh...and so begins summer 2013!

Ha! Who knew there were "dinosaur bones" hiding in our local park???

Little monkeys! This the best shot of them sitting next to each other out of a bazillion! 

Picking what is left of the roses from Dad's garden that got pounded by crazy storms! We love our roses and the fact that Dad has a green thumb...and can cook some mean crepes on a Saturday morning!

Oh Kade! Do you wanna give your Auntie a heart attack? I am so not a boy mama! Love you to bits, bat wings and all!


Tea's impression of what mom does when someone mentions a S-N-A-K-E!! There are tons of them here and I will never get used to them!

Cousins-schmusins, we can still argue like sibs!
This cracks me up! Nary a word was passed but they both made it clear that it was their turn to hold Kade's new puppy!

So they recovered, thank goodness! We always have fun visiting Kade and Aunt Melissa!

Happy Memorial Day to all! What did you get up to? We are busy working on our "next big thing" and can't wait to share after the weekend! Hugs and love from our family!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Disney Magic - Part 2

The "IT" girls, taking a Mickey Mouse cookie break outside the Dumbo ride! 

Donald Duck was their first character sighting and they were.beside.themselves!!

Thanks to Aunt Melissa we got to have a date night at the Grand Floridian followed by fireworks and roller coaster rides at The Magic Kingdom!

Back to Dinoland we go!

We had a magical trip! More pics coming from our meeting with Princess Merida from Brave! But tomorrow? Posting pics from our fun Memorial Day weekend!!